Couple’s wedding blessed in hospice helping daughter

Louise Duman and Richard Dicks with Ella and Lois at Helen House

Louise Duman and Richard Dicks with Ella and Lois at Helen House

First published in News

PROUD newlyweds Louise Duman and Richard Dicks celebrated their nuptuals with a blessing at an East Oxford hospice that cared for their daughter.

The couple tied the knot on Friday at Oxford Register Office and then attended Helen House Hospice in Leopold Street.

The pair, from Corsham, Wiltshire, celebrated with their daughters six-month-old Lois and Ella, five.

Ella, who has a complex genetic condition which causes severe epilepsy, has been cared for by the hospice for the last year.

After attending a blessing by chaplain Stephen Harrison, Mrs Dicks, 42, a life coach, said: “Helen House is a really positive, uplifting place for us, both the environment and the people.

“We wanted the wedding and blessing together and because of all Ella’s needs, by coming to Helen House the pressure is taken off.

“We didn’t have to worry about her on the day.”

Mr Dicks, 41, said: “We were going to get married once we had kids, and then with Ella’s diagnosis it just blew everything else out of the water.

“It’s important for us, it’s symbolic of this whole experience and getting through it, our devotion to each other through all this.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

    Send your Letter to the Editor

    11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

    What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

Our top stories

Six 'all clear' women told they have cancer after investigation into Oxfordshire Breast Screening Service assessments

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Thursday 18th December 2014

SIX women who were given the all clear after breast cancer screening have been told they have the disease following an investigation.

Crash involving car and cyclist closes road in Blackbird Leys

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:30pm Thursday 18th December 2014

A collision involving a cyclist and a car has taken place in Blackbird Leys, closing a road.

Man 'exposed himself' to woman at bus stop in St Clement's

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:02am Thursday 18th December 2014

A MAN who exposed himself to a woman in Headington is being sought by police.

Voting public save the Jack FM Christmas turkeys from being butchered

Oxford Mail:

10:04am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE FATE of two turkeys on an Oxfordshire farm this Christmas was decided by an online poll by radio station JACKfm.

Oxford United's young guns relishing Manchester City clash

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 18th December 2014

OXFORD United’s rising stars will get a taste of the big time tonight as they attempt a giant-killing against Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup (7).

Candlelight vigil in Oxford for victims of Peshawar massacre

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Thursday 18th December 2014

FAMILIES gathered by candlelight at a vigil for youngsters and their teachers targeted in a Taliban terrorist attack.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree